Crisis Intervention Nurse

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£29,827 to £44,749 a year incl. 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Crisis Intervention Service is currently undergoing some exciting changes that are enabling us to offer band 5-6 developmental roles for staff with a passion and keen to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge to support our young people in crisis.

The team is friendly and nurturing and keen to support staff development within our crisis pathway. This will enable our young people accessing services to receive the best care. We are committed to offering further training, regular supervision and learning while continuing to develop your clinical skills.

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Main duties of the job

Your role within our team will be to offer assessments to young people, their families or carers, that are in crisis either within an acute hospital or the community. You will work alongside the young person to identify their needs and risks, creating a My Safety Plan that the young person can share with those identified to help support them within their care plan, working alongside other identified professionals to meet their needs while accessing up to six follow up sessions with you in the community.

You will be responsible for maintaining clear and concise documentation and communication with everyone involved with the young persons care, taking into account confidentiality and any safe guarding needs identified. You will work autonomously and as part of a team, working closely with the senior team member you are working alongside to discuss and support clinical decision making, alongside the team manager.


We are pleased to announce that we are in a position to offer a Golden Hello payment of �2,000 (Pro rata) for this vacancy eligible to the external candidates only. Payment would be made in two instalments. Further details can be found in the supporting documents.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description

Job responsibilities

My job makes better lives by providing timely interventions that contribute to the care of young people with moderate to severe mental health problems and their families.

Job Overview: To be a core member of the multi-disciplinary crisis intervention team, participating in the provision of urgent assessments, care planning and treatment of children and young people requiring support for emotional and mental health need.

Ability to undertake: Mental Health Assessments, Risk Assessment and implement Risk Management Plans and outcome measures. Suitable for someone who is passionate about providing high quality, evidence based Crisis Intervention care and treatment to young people with moderate to severe mental health problems as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

Job Purpose

• To provide timely assessment of children and young people who present in crisis within acute hospitals in Surrey, including offering discovery conversations which may include deliberate self- harm, safeguarding needs etc. and provide a timely follow up appointment and signpost appropriately. • To provide support, advice and education to the Emergency Departments and Paediatric Wards to build knowledge and skills of staff within these settings in the care and treatment of children and young people. • To work individually and jointly within the Mindworks alliance to provide a specialist, assessment and treatment service to children, adolescents and their families in crisis.

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy



  • Band 5 1 years experience working with people with mental health problems.
  • Band 6 2 years post qualification experience of working in the community with young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and their families. Ability to undertake: Mental Health Assessments, Risk Assessment and implement Risk Management Plans and outcome measures.

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Gatton Place

St. Matthews Road



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